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Adapted from the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING

AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in

the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING. "Broadway may never be the same again!" NY TIMES


THE ALBUM PROJECT: RUMORS to Debut at King King Hollywood in JulyTHE ALBUM PROJECT: RUMORS to Debut at King King Hollywood in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Album Project†returns with its latest musical presentation, The Album Project: Rumours. The t re-imagining of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album will debut on July 8th at King King Hollywood. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol, Christine Dwyer & More Set for 54 SINGS ALANIS MORISETTEAnneliese van der Pol, Christine Dwyer & More Set for 54 SINGS ALANIS MORISETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Alanis Morissette, a one-night concert featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by this iconic artist as she celebrates the 20th Anniversary of her album, "Jagged Little Pill".† (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More Will Preview SONGBIRD Tonight at 54 BelowAmy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More Will Preview SONGBIRD Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Tonight, in anticipation of this new show's upcoming New York premiere at 59E59,†54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present†Songbird†in Concert†featuring†Amy Spanger(Rock of Ages, Reefer Madness),†Kacie Sheik†(Hair) and more to celebrate the upcoming production. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian TourMeet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, Ten Bridges Media Corp., and Robert Stigwood Organisation, the producers behind the new Asian Tour of the West End and Broadway hit musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, are delighted to reveal the show's full cast, led by previously announced principal casts Brandon Rubendall as Tony Manero and Jenna Rubaii as Stephanie Mangano. (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek, Reed Birney & More Set for 2015 National Playwrights ConferenceJane Kaczmarek, Reed Birney & More Set for 2015 National Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Staged readings for the 2015†National Playwrights Conference†begin this week at the†Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Under leadership from Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg in her 11th season, the famed conference will develop eight new plays, selected from a pool of 1,300 submissions, with support from an award-winning slate of actors and directors. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Lauren Pritchard & More to Join Zack Zadek at 54 Below TonightJason Gotay, Lauren Pritchard & More to Join Zack Zadek at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Jason Gotay, Lauren "Lolo" Pritchard, Brandon Ellis, Natalie Weiss, and More Sing 'Zack Zadek at 54 Below' on Monday, June 29th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 29-July 5, Featuring Lindsay Mendez, Lauren Pritchard, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 29-July 5, Featuring Lindsay Mendez, Lauren Pritchard, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 28, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Steve Washington at the Metropolitan Room; Songbird in Concert by Lauren Pritchard & Michael Kimmel, Love Don't Need a Reason: A Benefit for Callen-Lorde; Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez's Actor Therapy; and 54 Sings 1776. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nick Jonas Featured in New Promo for SCREAM QUEENSVIDEO: First Look - Nick Jonas Featured in New Promo for SCREAM QUEENS
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Nick Jonas (Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED) is featured in an all-new promo for FOX's SCREAM QUEENS titled 'Beta Watch Out'. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 26, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Coming to PACE Center, 7/17-8/2WEST SIDE STORY Coming to PACE Center, 7/17-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

West Side Story is coming to the PACE Center mainstage from July 17 through August 2. For tickets or more information visit www.ParkerArts.org or call the Box Office at 303.805.6800. (more...)

Lea Michele's New Book YOU FIRST Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/22Lea Michele's New Book YOU FIRST Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/22
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

Reserve your copy of Lea Michele's new book now! (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ciara Renee & More Join BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARSJay Armstrong Johnson, Ciara Renee & More Join BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

After a sold-out stint at The Cutting Room, the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will reprise their latest installment,†Broadway Sings Bruno Mars,†at the Highline Ballroom on July 20th†at 7pm.†Some of Broadway's current, brightest talents will again sing completely brand new arrangements of the hits of funk superstar, accompanied by a full band playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and P!NK.†This October, the series will continue with†Broadway Sings Sara Bareilles.?††††† (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This AutumnEveryman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Autumn 2015 will see the Everyman & Playhouse collaborating with some of the greatest theatre makers in the country. The season begins with Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, directed by Associate Director Nick Bagnall, a co-production with English Touring Theatre. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb†join†Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June†27, 2015. The production is†directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Lancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash AwardLancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, Fulton Theatre named Lancaster Mennonite High School as the 2015 Beth Bash Award recipient for their production of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.'† Play director Danielle Hofstetter will accept the award plaque prior to the evening performance of "The Wizard of Oz".† The student actors and crew were awarded complimentary tickets to the performance, and will be recognized and hailed with praise.† (more...)

BWW Previews: COLLABORACT Is Louisville MilestoneBWW Previews: COLLABORACT Is Louisville Milestone
by Robert Sisk - Jun 24, 2015

Acting Against Cancer is hosting Theatre [502], StageOne Family Theatre, Pandora Productions and CenterStage for a one-night-only musical theatre concert in The Bomhard Theatre. Profits from the event will benefit art therapy for cancer patients at Kosair Children's Hospital. (more...)

Brenda Billings Named President of The Denver Actors FundBrenda Billings Named President of The Denver Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Brenda Billings, Artistic Director at Miners Alley Playhouse and a longtime contributor to Colorado's non-profit community, has been named President of The Denver Actors Fund, Executive Director John Moore announced this week. (more...)

Jennifer Lauren Brown, Michael Hull & Christian Sineath to Play Laurie Beechman TheatreJennifer Lauren Brown, Michael Hull & Christian Sineath to Play Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

What happens when three Broadway titans come together for a one-night-only, pull-out-all-the-stops spectacle? We don't know either, but three soon-to-be sensations are ready to take the stage, giving you a taste of future stardom! See it happen this Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036). (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Begins Tomorrow at the Hangar TheatreSPRING AWAKENING Begins Tomorrow at the Hangar Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Continuing its Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct the musical Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, June 25 until July 11, 2015. This rock musical, based on the play by Frank Wedekin features a young cast of performers who's vibrant and electrifying performances light up the stage. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, June 26 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. Spring Awakening is recommended for mature audiences. (more...)

SCREAM QUEENS Reveals Fall Premiere Date on FOX; Charisma Carpenter Joins CastSCREAM QUEENS Reveals Fall Premiere Date on FOX; Charisma Carpenter Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Emma Roberts revealed via Instagram today that FOX's new horror anthology series SCREAM QUEENS will debut on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. 'It's all happening!!!!' she wrote. (more...)

THE GUIDE TO BEING SINGLE Set for NYMFTHE GUIDE TO BEING SINGLE Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Guide to Being Single will be presented as a part of The New York†Musical Theatre Festival's Developmental Reading Series on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 4 and 7:30 PM and on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 8:30 PM. The reading will be held at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W†42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Seattle Rep Adds Jinkx Monsoon to 2015-16 SeasonSeattle Rep Adds Jinkx Monsoon to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Seattle drag artists Jinkx Monsoon (Jerick Hoffer) and Major Scales (Richard Andriessen) have been added to Seattle Rep's 2015-2016 season, bringing their new holiday show Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped to the Leo K. Theatre in November 2015. (more...)

Chris McCarrell, Mike Schwitter & More Join UNCHARTED: THE SONGS OF SARA BAREILLES Lineup at 54 BelowChris McCarrell, Mike Schwitter & More Join UNCHARTED: THE SONGS OF SARA BAREILLES Lineup at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables, NBC's Peter Pan!), Mike Schwitter (Pippin, The Book of Mormon National Tour), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening National Tour) join a lineup of Broadway performers in Uncharted: The Songs of Sara Bareilles July 26 at 54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The†Menier Chocolate Factory† recently confirmed the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined.†Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with†Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner†Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

America Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortAmerica Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2015 Theatre Lab, which kicked off yesterday and runs through July 26 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Today, producer Ken Davenport shared his thoughts on why he decided to bring the musical back to Broadway in his latest edition of The Producer's Perspective. (more...)

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Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that†Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, "The Black Donnellys") and Afton C. Williamson ("Nashville," "Homeland") will star in†Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

Breaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week RunBreaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ken Davenport,†Cody Lassen,†Hunter Arnold†and†Deaf West Theatre†(Artistic Director†David J. Kurs) announced today that†Spring Awakening,†the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of†2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the†Brooks Atkinson Theatre†(256 West 47th†Street) with previews beginning on†Tuesday, September 8†and opening night set for†Sunday, September 27. The show will run 18 weeks only, through†Saturday, January 9, with no extension possible.†It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27. Deaf West was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of†Big River†in 2003. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New MusicalsNew Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. (more...)

HOLLAND AT THE SANDS: MY BLUE EYED SINATRA Set for 54 Below, 7/14HOLLAND AT THE SANDS: MY BLUE EYED SINATRA Set for 54 Below, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Holland Vavra wondrously captures the majesty of Frank Sinatra in this incredible homage to the Chairman himself. Holland at the Sands: My Blue Eyed Sinatra will be presented on July 14 at 9:30PM at 54 Below. (more...)

Chandelier Productions to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 8/21-29Chandelier Productions to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 8/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Chandelier Productions teams up with Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS), August 21st-29th at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill to deliver a two-weekend run of the Tony Award winning rock musical, Spring Awakening. Unflinching in its candor, see Chandelier Productions raw take on this groundbreaking musical before it makes it triumphant return to Broadway in the Fall. Backed by a live rock n' roll band, these are the kids your grandparents warned you about. (more...)

Julie Benko to Peform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2Julie Benko to Peform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Whether she is lending her luminescent soprano to Broadway melodies, keenly reinterpreting contemporary folk and rock songs, or crooning jazz favorites in her warm alto range, singer†Julie Benko†possesses the rare vocal dexterity of range and genre that defines a true musical chameleon. Known for her sparkling tone, buttery phrasing, and adept storytelling, this longtime member of New York City's theatrical community momentarily steps off the Broadway stage (where she regularly appears in†Les Miserables) and launches into the jazz world, bringing her unique fusion of melodic expressiveness and introspective clarity to the†Cornelia Street Cafe†on†Sunday, August 2nd†at†8:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Hangar Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Hangar Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING!
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael CerverisThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael Cerveris
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 6, 2015

On Monday, June 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony winner†Michael Cerveris. The star of stage and screen†won his second Tony Award last month for his turn as Bruce Bechdel in FUN HOME. Cerveris shares stories of his over two-year journey with the show,†which won this year's Tony†for Best New Musical. He discusses his decision not to read the graphic memoir on which the show is based, and his experience of visiting the real life Bechdel home where most of the show takes place.† (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory and NYMF to Present SALON-A-THON, Featuring Tony Nominee Emily SkeggsMusical Theatre Factory and NYMF to Present SALON-A-THON, Featuring Tony Nominee Emily Skeggs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

This month, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will partner with NYMF to showcase a series of late night salons featuring the work of over 20 musical theater writers. The writers of five NYMF shows will be participating in the Salon-A-Thon, including the 2015 Next Link Selections 210 Amlent Avenue, Manuel Vs. The Statue of Liberty and The Cobalteans. (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight,†July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015.†The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

VIDEO: NYC A Cappella Group RANGE Releases 'Evolution of Kelly Clarkson'VIDEO: NYC A Cappella Group RANGE Releases 'Evolution of Kelly Clarkson'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Up-and-coming New York City a cappella group, RANGE, released their latest music video - "Evolution of Kelly Clarkson". Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and†Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of†Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by†Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by†Iris Rainer Dart†and†Thom Thomas, with music by†David Austin†and lyrics by†Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by†Eric Schaeffer†(Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2015

The BroadwayWorld community is nothing if not vocal and yesterday's critical column revealing my top picks for the most important gay musicals of all time inspired many reactions in the feedback, on Facebook and on social media, ranging from 'I LOVE LOVE LOVE COCO' to 'No FUN HOME?' to 'Where's THE FAGGOT?' and far beyond. As with any list such as this, historical perspective is an essential element and a musical such as FUN HOME that has only been on Broadway mere months is obviously too new to truly assess insofar as its historical influence and impact on the overall legacy of gay musicals on Broadway in toto - going as far back as 1969's COCO and covering all the way up to 2013's KINKY BOOTS, as yesterday's list did. So, as a result, we are giving you more of what you asked for and sharing 10 more musicals that have been important to the gay movement, all of which cited in yesterday's column but not included on the actual top ten. What follows are my personal choices, so what are yours? Let us know and perhaps we will even need to do another list to shine a light on even more LGBT touchstones. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional WorldBWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - Jul 2, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)

Relive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway RunRelive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway Run
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2015

The 'Song of Purple Summer' might be heard - and seen - once more on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande & More in SCREAM QUEENS Character PortraitsPhoto Flash: First Look - Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande & More in SCREAM QUEENS Character Portraits
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

September seems a long time away from the dog days of summer, so BWW has a first look at character portraits from the highly anticipated FOX horror anthology SCREAM QUEENS, ahead of its September 22nd debut. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay MusicalsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given the preponderance of LGBT people in the theatre community itself, this victory is a particular joy for many to celebrate. As a result of this momentous event, now is the ideal time to take a look back at the most important and notable musicals that have appeared on Broadway in the last several decades to shine a light on the gay community, ranging from portrayals of closeted individuals trapped and unable to find acceptance in a conservative society all the way to the out and proud representations available to see in some currently running smash hits. Additionally, who could forget all of musicals that have touched upon LGBT issues over the years - from the campy to the controversial to the highly acclaimed. (more...)

Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZCast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the CLO Cabaret premiere of Altar Boyz, September 24-December 20. This heavenly cast includes Pittsburgh CLO alumni Mike Greer as Luke and Mason Alexander Park as Mark, as well as exciting newcomers Michael Brown, Carter Ellis and Javier Manente. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at as part of the 2015-2016 CLO Cabaret Series package. Please visit CLOCabaret.com or call 412-281-2822 for information on purchasing a Series subscription. (more...)

Michele Pawk to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in HOLLYWOOD ARMS Reading This FallMichele Pawk to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in HOLLYWOOD ARMS Reading This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Sundance Institute in collaboration with Kaufman Music Center will present An Anniversary Concert Reading of Hollywood Arms at Merkin Concert Hall on September 21. (more...)

UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Just last month, BroadwayWorld brought you news that Spring Awakening might be heading back to New York. And now an Equity casting notice has confirmed that†Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical is officially†headed to NYC, but no word yet on whether the show will end up on Broadway. (more...)

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